By Frederick Wiseman
Frederick Wiseman is between America's top-rated documentary filmmakers. The recipient of many awards, together with 3 Emmys, Wiseman has made greater than thirty feature-length documentaries in the course of a occupation that has spanned 5 many years. jointly, those movies offer a desirable chronicle of yank social and institutional lifestyles. This e-book makes to be had for the 1st time transcriptions of 5 of Wiseman's most crucial films-- Titicut Follies, highschool, Welfare, highschool II, Public Housing--providing all the discussion in addition to annotations approximately different points of the soundtracks reminiscent of track and ambient noise, and notes approximately enhancing and digicam flow. those scene-by-scene transcripts permit readers to scrutinize the flicks' advanced structural styles, routine motifs, enhancing regimes, and the unscripted discussion that makes Wiseman's cinema a wealthy repository of yank speech. Editor Barry Keith Grant's severe creation discusses the significance of sound in Wiseman's documentaries. Liberally illustrated with photographs from the movies, those meticulous transcriptions are observed by means of a bibliography and filmography.
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Cut to CU of the other inmate in common room looking into the camera. Camera pans right to show other inmates standing about in the room where they were strip-searched. One inmate’s voice begins to rise above the general din. ] guard: Stowe, Curtis Stowe. Arthur Herald. inmate: . . Biddledegah biddledegah Charles Goodman, biddeldegay Benjamin Kaplan, biddledegah biddledegaw biddledegah Volpe, biddledegah biddledegah Lieutenant Governor Richardson, biddledegah biddledegah parole 20 Titicut Follies 1.
Dr. ross: That’s some water, yeah? guard (offscreen, on telephone): Yeah, what d’ya want? Sam Virgil? [To other guard] Francis, Sam Virgil work Friday? guard (francis): No, he didn’t work all last week. He’ll be in tomorrow. guard (offscreen, overlapping on telephone): He says no. Okay. dr. ross (climbing onto chair with tube and funnel): Got any clamp here? Any clamp, clamp? For thermostat? guard: Clamp? [Cut from MS of Dr. Ross holding tube and funnel to CU of mortician, then to CU of Malinowski’s corpse being shaved by a guard/mortician, and then back to Dr.
Watch your head on that faucet. That-a-boy, Al. How’s it feel? inmate (al): Real good. 46 Titicut Follies 9. An inmate in the bathtub. guard: Yeah? Warmed up well? al: Water’s something special, something special, like champagne, eh? guard: Like champagne? al: Very good, umm. guards: Why don’t you drink a little cold water, Al? Yeah, we’ll give you water. Al, don’t be drinking that water. Al, take some water out of here if you want. Get it from the faucet here . . Feels good . . You feel nice and clean?